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Re: Best Jazz

Postby flike » 17 Aug 2010, 09:16

Museum Acquires Storied Trove of Jazz

...As a result, many of the broadcasts from nightclubs and ballrooms that Mr. Savory recorded contain more relaxed and free-flowing versions of hit songs originally recorded in the studio. One notable example is a stunning six-minute Coleman Hawkins performance of “Body and Soul” from the spring of 1940; in it this saxophonist plays a five-chorus solo even more adventurous than the renowned two-chorus foray on his original version of the song, recorded in the fall of 1939. By the last chorus, he has drifted into uncharted territory, playing in a modal style that would become popular only when Miles Davis recorded “Kind of Blue” in 1959.


An eccentric American, described as a musician and a recording genius, traipses all over mid-century Harlem, recording jazz musicians. A secretive crank, he allows only a handful of people to hear his recordings over the years. In 2004 he dies, and his son recovers a treasure chest of aluminum and acetate discs moldering in an attic. The son sells them to the National Jazz Museum. We may get to hear them soon.

I can't wait. :thumbsup:
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby Funk500 » 17 Aug 2010, 09:25

Jimmy Smith live!
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby cranky laowai » 17 Aug 2010, 12:50

flike wrote:An eccentric American, described as a musician and a recording genius, traipses all over mid-century Harlem, recording jazz musicians. A secretive crank, he allows only a handful of people to hear his recordings over the years. In 2004 he dies, and his son recovers a treasure chest of aluminum and acetate discs moldering in an attic. The son sells them to the National Jazz Museum. We may get to hear them soon.

Thanks for the link, flike.
A few audio excerpts from those recordings, including ones featuring Coleman Hawkins; Lester Young; Cab Calloway; Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson; Bunny Berigan; Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, and Lionel Hampton; and Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and Jack Teagarden.
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby sandman » 17 Aug 2010, 15:50

Holy crap! Just. HOLY CRAP!
Thank you for the new tunes and for the old great ones (Moanin' in particular, Wookie).

On another note, I'll be moving house pretty soon and won't have room for about 5,000 jazz CDs. I'll no doubt be keeping as many as I can, but you know, 5,000 is a lot of space. They'll be free to a good home. Some absolutely killer tunes and I bet a whole bunch you never even heard of before.
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby elektronisk » 17 Aug 2010, 16:02

sandman wrote:Holy crap! Just. HOLY CRAP!
Thank you for the new tunes and for the old great ones (Moanin' in particular, Wookie).

On another note, I'll be moving house pretty soon and won't have room for about 5,000 jazz CDs. I'll no doubt be keeping as many as I can, but you know, 5,000 is a lot of space. They'll be free to a good home. Some absolutely killer tunes and I bet a whole bunch you never even heard of before.


You should make the collection the "sandman memorial mobile jazz museum" where everyone can swap them around.
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby Wookiee » 17 Aug 2010, 17:49

sandman wrote:Holy crap! Just. HOLY CRAP!
Thank you for the new tunes and for the old great ones (Moanin' in particular, Wookie).

On another note, I'll be moving house pretty soon and won't have room for about 5,000 jazz CDs. I'll no doubt be keeping as many as I can, but you know, 5,000 is a lot of space. They'll be free to a good home. Some absolutely killer tunes and I bet a whole bunch you never even heard of before.

Can I get dibs on the lot?
Please, please, please!
I'll try to recip. by getting a copy of the Ken Burns Jazz Docu.
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby sandman » 17 Aug 2010, 17:51

Wookiee wrote:
sandman wrote:Holy crap! Just. HOLY CRAP!
Thank you for the new tunes and for the old great ones (Moanin' in particular, Wookie).

On another note, I'll be moving house pretty soon and won't have room for about 5,000 jazz CDs. I'll no doubt be keeping as many as I can, but you know, 5,000 is a lot of space. They'll be free to a good home. Some absolutely killer tunes and I bet a whole bunch you never even heard of before.

Can I get dibs on the lot?
Please, please, please!
I'll try to recip. by getting a copy of the Ken Burns Jazz Docu.
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/

Sure. You're first. I'll let you know in the fullness of time when the move is taking place, but you REALLY want every single note ever recorded by, say, Trane? Because I believe I got 'em ALL!
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby Funk500 » 17 Aug 2010, 17:54

Blimey, going through copious amounts of black music you've never heard of.. damn that takes me back
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby Wookiee » 17 Aug 2010, 17:56

sandman wrote:but you REALLY want every single note ever recorded by, say, Trane? Because I believe I got 'em ALL!


Jayzus, YES!
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Re: Best Jazz

Postby flike » 21 Aug 2010, 04:59

"It is a privilege to be the stand-in for Spencer Tracy. Tracy is a fine actor, but he is most important because he understands why it is necessary to take orders from the front office." Louis B. Mayer, 1938 Academy Awards ceremony

"Why do you not sit on my lap when we talk contracts, like my other stars do?" Louis B. Mayer to Luise Rainer, 1937

"His hand always touched my right tit whenever he said the word 'daughter'." Joan Crawford, regarding Louis B. Mayer, 1938
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